Egypt reveives 1.6 million Astrazeneca vaccine from Spain to curb COVID-19

On 5 January 2022, Egypt received 1.6 million COVID-19 “AstraZeneca” vaccine doses via Cairo Airport from Spain. The spokesperson made this announcement for the Ministry of Health and Population “Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar.”

According to reports, Egypt is the world’s largest recipient of COVID-19 vaccines and all were donated by Spain, and it reflects the good bilateral relations between both nations.


According to Abdel Ghaffar, the new vaccine service is available; anybody who wants to take a vaccine can take it directly from their location according to their flexibility.

The online websites of taking vaccines provides all the data related to waiting time and obtaining it.

“All the vaccination centres are registering citizens and giving them vaccine quickly so that the country get vaccinated quickly,” he added.

Abdel Ghaffar confirmed that there are no waiting lists for obtaining the vaccine, which means that those who want to take the vaccine have to send direct messages without waiting.

He added that, “there is a great bunch of vaccines available in the country with the 1000 plus centres nationwide.”

In Egypt, more than half of a million citizens have been vaccinated till now with their third booster dose.


So far, Egypt have a minimum number of coronavirus infections, he added, but it is difficult to specify the end of the peak of the fourth wave, and it’s too soon to talk about the fifth wave of COVID-19.

Last year, Egypt received their first 1.6 million Pfizer vaccine from the US. According to the country’s health ministry, they gave the Pfizer vaccine to Egypt as a gift.

The Egyptian health ministry stated that Germany suppled 2.3 million doses to Egypt in the same year.

According to the Health Minister, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Egypt’s current situation is light and under control from the new COVID-19 variant and Omicron.